Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!

Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!


By (author) Lyn D. Sharratt, By (author) Michael Fullan

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  • Publisher: Corwin Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 14mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 4 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks
  • ISBN 10: 1452202583
  • ISBN 13: 9781452202587
  • Sales rank: 4,539

Product description

This book will show how to personalize that data or put a face on it so that users can implement specific actions for specific students. It will make data more powerful and strategic for real use by keeping it personal. Educational change can be conceptualized as a three-legged stool with Standards-Assessment-Instruction representing the legs. Instruction is the leg that gets too little attention and will be emphasized in this book. This leg of the stool fits closely with 21st century Skills ideas such as Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Decision-Making.

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Author information

Consulting Description: Data Consulting Description: Leadership Lyn Sharratt is an experienced practitioner in system and school improvement working globally at all educational levels. As well, she is a professor at OISE/University of Toronto where she lectures and currently coordinates the 26-student Learning and Leadership EdD program. She is the former superintendent of curriculum & instruction services in York Region District School Board, a large Canadian school district where she and her staff curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program that they launched with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals, and over 8,800 teachers. The continuously improving 14-Parameter program resulted in increased achievement for a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual population of over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario, where teaching positions became among the most sought-after in the nation. Sharratt has been a curriculum consultant, administrator and has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Lyn has analyzed and commented on Public Policy for a provincial organization; has taught pre-service education at York University; and led in-service professional learning in a provincial teachers union head office. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of both "Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform" (Corwin, 2009) and, "Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!" (Corwin, 2012). Currently, she consults internationally, working with districts, administrators, curriculum consultants and teachers in Chile, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada. Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world. He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages. Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.

Review quote

"Too often the debate about education sets up a false dichotomy between rigorous use of data on the one hand and teachers' professionalism on the other. This book demonstrates triumphantly that when the two go together, students benefit." -- Sir Michael Barber 20111027 "This is a very good book and the Canadian educationalists should be congratulated on producing a high quality piece of work. In general terms it is well laid out and well-presented, making it easy for the reader to access." -- Brent Davies, Professor 20120501 "This book is recommened as a professional development tool for anyone interested in using data to improve school achievement. It would be particularly useful as a study guide for teachers and schools focused on learning how to use data effectively to support their work with children in their own classrooms." -- Melanie Tait 20121005 "The book sets out to integrate two aspects of school improvement that most think are mutually exclusive: data to improve schools and systems and data to improve the individual child's learning experience. It is a remarkable book as it achieves this challenging task. A great read." -- Brent Davies, Professor Emeritus the University of Hull 20121017

Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables Foreword by Sir Michael Barber Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES 2. The Power of Putting FACES on the Data 3. Making It Work in Practice -- Assessment 4. Making It Work in Practice -- Instruction 5. Leadership -- Individualizing for Improvement 6. Ownership -- Of All the FACES Epilogue Glossary of Terms Appendix A. Matrix of Scaffolded Learning Using the Gradual-Release-of-Responsibility Model Appendix B. Data Collection Placemat for Research Appendix C. Case Management Template Appendix D.The Teaching-Learning Cycle Appendix E. Weekly Literacy Block Planner Appendix F. Task-Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom's Taxonomy Appendix G. Cross-Curricular Literacy Indicators of Success Appendix H. Guiding Questions for Collaborative Team Book Study References Index